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Greg Jones
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Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Born (1989-01-31) 31 January 1989 (age 33)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$337,512
Singles
Career record1–6 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 179 (26 April 2010)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (2012)
French OpenQ3 (2012)
WimbledonQ2 (2010, 2011)
US OpenQ3 (2011)
Doubles
Career record4–8 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 216 (1 November 2010)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2010, 2011, 2013)
Last updated on: 28 April 2021.
Greg Jones
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Men's Tennis
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 2010 Delhi Singles

Greg Jones (born 1989) is a former Australian professional tennis player.

Early life

Born in Sydney, Jones is an only child. He is the son of Russell Jones, a quantity surveyor, and Donna Jones, a teacher’s aide. He competed in the Sydney GPS Schools tennis competition representing the Shore school, before eventually forgoing his school education to pursue his tennis career.

Jones competed in a number of high-profile events throughout his junior career including all four of the junior grand slams, most notably making the final of the 2007 French Open.

In 2007, Jones, having reached the finals of the junior event at the French Open, a semifinal at Wimbledon and a quarterfinal finish at the Australian Open, was very hopeful for a win at the last US Open Junior event, which was his last match in the International Tennis Federation Junior Competition.

Jones had a Junior career high ranking of 4 and won 191 out of 219 matches.

Professional career

Jones began playing professional tournaments in 2006. In his fourth ever professional event he made the final of the Burnie challenger in Tasmania, before spending time overseas in future events in an attempt to improve his ranking. Jones finished 2007 ranked 386, given his youth and ranking he was given wildcards into the 2008 Adelaide International qualifying draw, the 2008 Medibank International (which was his first ATP Tour main draw event[1])and the 2008 Australian Open qualifying draw. The highlight of 2008 for Jones was winning his first futures title in USA and he finished the year ranked 434.

2009 saw Jones compete in all the Australian ATP events again in January, but he was unable to qualify for any of the main draw in either Brisbane, Sydney or the Australian Open. Jones won his second future tournament of his career in April 2009 in Australia, before heading overseas to play in both Challengers and Futures tournaments, which was highlighted by a Challenger semifinal in Russia.

2010 started slowly for Jones, who once again was unable to qualify for Brisbane, Sydney or the Australian Open. In February he was able to make a second finals appearance at the challenger tournament in Burnie, going down to rising star Bernard Tomic in the final,[2] Jones continued his good form with a finals showing in an Australian futures tournament two weeks later. On 10 October 2010, Jones won silver for Australia in the Men's Tennis in the Commonwealth Games 2010 at Delhi, losing to India's Somdev Devvarman in the gold medal match played at the R.K. Khanna tennis stadium.

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 13 (3–10)

Legend
ATP Challenger (0–5)
ITF Futures (3–5)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–6)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–3)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2007 Tasmania, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Nathan Healey 5–7, 4–6
Win 1–1 May 2008 USA F10, Orange Park Futures Clay Australia Clinton Thomson 5–7, 4–6
Loss 1–2 Jul 2008 Great Britain F10, Frinton on Sea Futures Grass Netherlands Michel Koning 4–6, 3–6
Loss 1–3 Oct 2008 Australia F10, Happy Valley Futures Hard Australia Marinko Matosevic 1–6, 6–73–7
Loss 1–4 May 2009 Australia F3, Bundaberg Futures Clay New Zealand Jose Statham 6–4, 4–6, 1–6
Win 2–4 May 2009 Australia F4, Ipswich Futures Clay New Zealand Jose Statham 6–4, 4–6, 1–6
Loss 2–5 Feb 2010 Burnie, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Bernard Tomic 6–4, 6–2
Loss 2–6 Feb 2010 Australia F2, Berri Futures Grass Australia John Millman 6–1, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 2–7 May 2011 Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Israel Dudi Sela 2–6, 1–6
Loss 2–8 Feb 2012 Caloundra, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Marinko Matosevic 0–6, 2–6
Loss 2–9 Jul 2013 Manta, Ecuador Challenger Hard United States Michael Russell 6–4, 0–6, 5–7
Win 3–9 Oct 2013 Australia F9, Sydney Futures Hard Australia Jordan Thompson 3–6, 7–5, 6–1
Loss 3–10 Mar 2016 Australia F2, Mildura Futures Grass Australia Dayne Kelly 4–6, 2–6

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Doubles: 12 (4–8)

Legend
ATP Challenger (0–3)
ITF Futures (4–5)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–5)
Clay (1–3)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 2007 Kuwait F1, Meshref Futures Hard Kuwait Mohammad Ghareeb Pakistan Aisam Qureshi
India Purav Raja
6–2, 5–7, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Oct 2007 Australia F8, Traralgon Futures Hard Australia Andrew Coelho Australia Brydan Klein
Australia Matthew Ebden
6–7(6–8), 1–6
Win 1–2 Sep 2008 Australia F7, Gympie Futures Hard Australia Adam Hubble Barbados Haydn Lewis
New Zealand Mikal Statham
7–6(8–6), 6–7(4–7), [10–5]
Loss 1–3 Oct 2008 Australia F9, Sale Futures Clay Australia Andrew Gregory Australia Dane Propoggia
Australia Matt Reid
walkover
Loss 1–4 May 2009 Italy F11, Parma Futures Clay Netherlands Antal Van Der Duim Argentina Juan-Martin Aranguren
Italy Walter Trusendi
2–6, 3–6
Win 2–4 Jul 2009 Great Britain F8, Felixstowe Futures Grass Australia Robert Smeets Republic of Ireland Tristan Farron-Mahon
Sweden Andreas Siljestrom
6–2, 6–4
Loss 2–5 Jul 2010 Aptos, United States Challenger Hard Australia Adam Feeney Australia Carsten Ball
Australia Chris Guccione
1–6, 3–6
Loss 2–6 Feb 2013 West Lakes, Australia Challenger Hard Australia James Duckworth Australia Matt Reid
Australia Sam Groth
2–6, 4–6
Loss 2–7 May 2013 Tallahassee, United States Challenger Clay Canada Peter Polansky United States Austin Krajicek
United States Tennys Sandgren
6–1, 2–6, [8–10]
Win 3–7 Sep 2014 USA F26, Irvine Futures Hard United States Gregory Ouellette Australia Carsten Ball
United States Junior Alexander Ore
6–2, 4–6, [10–5]
Win 4–7 Mar 2016 Australia F3, Mornington Futures Clay Australia Andrew Whittington Australia Gavin Van Peperzeel
Australia Bradley Mousley
6–3, 6–2
Loss 4–8 Jun 2016 USA F17, Charlottesville Futures Hard New Zealand Jose Statham United States Thai-Son Kwiatkowski
United States Mac Styslinger
4–6, 1–6

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2007 French Open Clay Belarus Uladzimir Ignatik 3–6, 4–6


Performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.

Singles

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q3 1R A Q1 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open A A A Q1 A Q3 A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wimbledon A A A Q2 Q2 A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
US Open A A A Q2 Q3 A Q1 A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 1 0–1 0%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A Q2 Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 0 0–0  – 

References

  1. ^ Jones learns a lifetime of lessons in 75 minutes
  2. ^ "Battle heats up for Davis Cup places". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2010.